Ultra Spec® 500 — Interior Paint
Zero-VOC Ultra Spec 500 is a professional-quality interior coating designed to meet the needs of professional painting contractors.Learn More
Choosing an Interior Paint Sheen
Sheen refers to paint's shininess. When deciding on paint sheen, consider the condition of the wall and whether the area is high/low traffic. Here's a partial list to get started:
Choosing an Exterior Paint Sheen
Our super-premium products offer the same durability and washability in all sheens, so the selection of the finish is more of a personal preference. But here are a few things to remember:
Choosing a Stain Finish
Stain opacity levels range from clear to solid, with the amount of pigment in a stain determining its opacity. Translucent, Semi-Transparent, and Semi-Solid Stains are designed to protect without completely obscuring the natural color and texture of wood. As the opacity moves towards solid, less grain shows through the finish. In contrast, solid stains will completely mask the wood grain, while allowing the wood texture to show through, and the greater its protection will be over time.
What is VOC?
VOC means Volatile Organic Compounds. The paint industry is filled with definitions of what "green paint" is. Other manufacturers use tints that add VOCs to their paints, but Benjamin Moore's waterborne tinting technology ensures that our paints retain their low - or zero-VOC properties.
For superior performance with all paints and enamels, we recommend Benjamin Moore shed-resistant roller covers. The dense, white, woven fabric resists matting and reduces spattering for a clean job. Shed-resistant roller covers lay down the smoothest, most lint-free finish - the choice for professional results, no matter what the coating.
Benjamin Moore black China bristle professional paintbrushes are custom-formulated and recommended for all Benjamin Moore oil-based coatings. They hold a large volume of paint and promote a smooth finish.
The Benjamin Moore all-purpose roller cover is a money-saving choice for fast, smooth results. The shed-resistant fabric works with all paints, enamels, and primers.
With their naturally soft tips, Benjamin Moore white China bristle professional paintbrushes virtually eliminate brushmarks. They are custom-formulated and recommended for all Benjamin Moore oil-based coatings, and are especially suited for interior woodwork or marine applications.